Do you find yourself living automatically, or simply just going through the motions? Are you someone who is happier in your comfort zone than break your own rules and dance as you face your biggest challenge?
A comfort zone is a beautiful place that feels safe, but nothing ever grows there. Yes, there is stillness and quietness there, yet there is also disorder. even in our own private space. The deafening silence can be bothersome and distracting as well. In the long run, comfort zone becomes an uncomfortable zone and we are likely sabotaging our chances for lasting happiness, success and real comfort!
Comfort is easy. Like many of us, I considered my own space ” exclusively for myself only.” I would like to save some precious moment in my ” me time ” in my own private zone. When I am in there, I tend to lose track of the time. I thought it is my comfort zone that provides me ease and comfort. I have discovered, I am at my most uncomfortable state outside my own space. I thought I was happy then. Before I realize it, I have built a wall that sets me apart from the rest of the world.
Ease in your comfortable zone requires no effort and wants nothing from us. When we face uncertainty, loss and pain, we seek to cushion ourselves against life by remaining in our zone. However, that which is comfortable is often not what is best for us. How can you ground yourself so you feel safe enough to try?
Sometimes, we are so accustomed to the comforts of ” I cannot “, ” I do not want”, ” It is so difficult,” or even say, ” I don’t care,” and find it hard to say, “No!” Often we look for safety and stay there. Nothing seems any different in our day-to-day lives, but suddenly we look around and it’s something else entirely. We forget to realize, there’s a whole wide world out there. An exciting world to explore filled with great inspiration and endless experience. There are also people who are waiting and looking up to us. When we stop doing things for ourselves and expect others to dance around us, we are achieving nothing. We have made ourselves weak and lost in a beautiful journey called, Life! We lost ourselves in the journey.
“I give you permission” When was the last time you took a step out of your comfort zone? We get complacent. It maybe miserable, but a familiar misery. Habit is familiar and comfortable putting our reaction on autopilot and often leading us, instead to great discomfort!
Ironically, I get much more freedom to experiment as a writer, that is why I love my own space. But when it comes to living and loving life, the desire to laugh and to belong, it requires being proactive. Comfort without action is only discomfort, dissatisfaction and discontent in latent action and it is like a dead life.
I used to be scared, from choosing, from over-thinking, of taking risks and of leaving my comfort zone. Time doesn’t stop for anyone Days turn into weeks and then into months. Until I took notice and changed and I said to myself, ” I give you permission!” A chance of a lifetime.
Life is beautiful. I wasted a lot of time living but not really challenging myself. Because I was trapped in my own self-imposed prison that confines me. With my permission, I took the risk. Taking no risks at all makes life as it is the biggest risk. I took one leap of faith, and one daring step. Yes, that’s all it takes! ONE STEP! Life always begins with one step. Sealed with courage and hope. Like a baby step, one day at a time. One day you will wake up and find that practicing how to react to what makes you uncomfortable becomes easier every day……. I now feel complete, fulfilled and continue growing beyond my comfort zone.. I want you to Soar and Fly like I have, but you have to be willing to take the first step out of your comfort zone.
Manoj Arora stated: ” Coming out of your comfort zone is tough in the beginning, chaotic in the middle, and awesome in the end, because in the end it shows you a whole new world.”